Tony Bennett’s ‘In Person!’ is an album recorded on December 22 & 30, 1958 with the Count Basie Orchestra.
Track Listing : 1.Just In Time (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) – 01:45 . 2.When I Fall In Love (Edward Heyman, Victor Young) – 02:20 . 3.Taking A Chance On Love (Vernon Duke, Ted Fetter, John Latouche) – 01:57 . 4.Without A Song (Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans) – 03:06 . 5.Fascinating Rhythm (Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin) – 01:30 . 6.(In My) Solitude (Eddie Delange, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) – 03:35 . 7.Pennies From Heaven (Johnny Burke, Arthur Johnston) – 02:33 . 8.Lost In The Stars (Maxwell Anderson, Kurt Weill) – 04:01 . 9.Firefly (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) – 01:39 . 10.There Will Never Be Another You (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) – 03:16 . 11.Lullaby Of Broadway (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) – 03:13 . 12.Ol’ Man River (Hoscar Ammerstein Ii, Jerome Kern) – 05:00
Musicians : The Count Basie Orchestra – Orchestra . Thad Jones – Trumpet . Joe Newman – Trumpet . Snooky Young – Trumpet . Wendell Culley – Trumpet . Henry Coker – Trombone . Benny Powell – Trombone . Al Grey – Trombone . Marshall Royal – Alto Sax, Clarinet . Frank Wess – Alto And Tenor Saxes, Flute . Frank Foster – Tenor Sax, Flute . Billy Mitchell – Tenor Sax, Clarinet . Charlie Fowlkes – Baritone Sax, Flute, Bass Clarinet . Freddie Green – Electric Guitar . Ralph Sharon – Piano, Arranger . Eddie Jones – Double Bass . Candido Camero – Bongos . Sonny Payne – Drums
Production : Produced By Mitch Miller . Frank Laico – Engineer . Cliff Morris – Engineer . Kevin Boutote – Mastering
Package : Seymour Mednick – Photography
Recorded On December 22 & 30, 1958 At Cbs 30Th Street Studio, New York City.
Released 1959 By Columbia.
The result is a state-of-the-art reissue of what was also, as near as one can tell, the first of Bennett’s albums to get a stereo release. As this was also the first reissue the album had apparently ever received, the tapes were in impeccable condition — the result is an extraordinary listening experience, even 40-plus years later. […]
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Selections revert back and forth between up-tempo swingers and slow ballads, with JUST IN TIME, FIREFLY, LULLABY OF BROADWAYand OL’MAN RIVER (which features a long, fantastic Candido solo on conga) being the major highlights. […]